The Washington Nationals remain atop Box-Toppers’ team rankings report for the fourth week in a row.
Also, the New York Yankees remain the top-ranked American League team and the St. Louis Cardinals are the hottest team of the week.
Team rankingsHere are Box-Toppers' top 10 team rankings, through the games of Thursday, May 11. The column BTP shows the number of Box-Toppers points players on the team have accumulated so far this season. The column BTP/wk shows have many points teams accumulated from May 5 to 11. The column Wk ago shows the team's rank as of May 4.
Nationals players accumulated 28.4 Box-Toppers points through the games of Thursday, May 11, including picking up 3.5 points during the past week. The Nationals also had baseball’s best winning percentage (.727).
The Nationals are led by pitcher Max Scherzer, who has 6.0 Box-Toppers points, fourth among players this season and second among NL pitchers. Top batter for the Nationals is Bryce Harper (4.0 points), who ranks first among NL batters. Fourteen different Nationals players have earned Box-Toppers Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The AL-leading Yankees have 26.9 Box-Toppers points, including 5.7 in the past week. The Yankees maintain their second-place rank among all teams. The Yankees are led by Aaron Judge (5.0 Box-Toppers points), who ranks first among all batters. Top pitcher is Luis Severino (3.7 points). Eleven different Yankees have earned Player of the Game honors so far this season.
The Cardinals were the hottest team of the past week, picking up 7.5 Box-Toppers points, giving them 24.2 for the season, rising from 16th to fifth place among all teams, the biggest jump in the rankings among all teams from last week.
Last week’s lowest-ranked team, the Toronto Blue Jays, rise from 30th to 27th place with 15.5 Box-Toppers points, picking up 6.5 points in the past week, most among AL teams. The Atlanta Braves are now Box-Toppers lowest-ranked team with 12.7 Box-Toppers points, earning none in the past week, and falling from 28th to 30th place.
About Box-Toppers—Box-Toppers tracks who most helps their team win the most games. Using standard box score statistics, Box-Toppers uses a simple formula to determine a Player of the Game for each Major League Baseball game played. That player is the person who contributed most to his team’s win. In regular season games, players earn 1.0 Box-Toppers point for being named Player of the Game and can earn bonus points for being Player of the Day or top player or batter in their league for the day.
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